If pushups, crunches, and deadlifts aren’t your idea of a sweaty good time, you’ve still got plenty of exercise options to help keep things steamy.
Pick your pleasure.
Rather walk, swim, or jog? How about Pilates or yoga ? Maybe you prefer biking or skiing? Great, because Paul Frediani, fitness coach and co-author of Sex Flex: The Way to Enhanced Intimacy and Pleasure , says barring any health problems, cardiovascular exercise of any kind is a great way to stimulate your sex life, now trust me, enjoying the stuff you do helps relieves you of the stress of the activity, makes you look forward to it and enhances it’s benefits.
But you’ll want to avoid the weekend warrior syndrome to get the most bang for your exercise buck. Aim for a 30-minute workout five times a week. Get your blood pumping regularly and the payoff is simple: endurance, more strength to hold positions, and the flexibility to hold them in comfort. Now that’s sexy. *wink*
Bonus: Better Erections!
You may already be sold on the benefits of exercise, but here’s a bonus at no extra charge. Exercise may help beat erectile dysfunction. One study showed that, for men over 50, being physically active means a 30% lower risk of erectile dysfunction as compared to men who are sedentary. Studies also show a strong link between
obesity and ED.
In addition, people who exercise often have a better body image than people who don’t. This can help them feel more sexually appealing. “One study found that 80% of men and 60% of females who exercised two to three times a week felt their sexual desirability was above average,” Weil says.
Practice! Practice!! Practice!!!
If you’re not lasting as long as you’d like in bed, you might need some practice. While sex is the best way to practice for sex, masturbation can also help you improve your longevity.
However, how you masturbate could have detrimental effects. If you rush through it, you could inadvertently decrease the time you last with your partner. The secret is making it last, just like you want to when you’re not alone.
Certain foods can also help you increase blood flow.
These foods include:
Onions and garlic:
These foods may not be great for your breath, but they can help your blood circulation.
This potassium-rich fruit can help lower your blood pressure, which can benefit your important sexual parts and boost sexual performance.
Chilies and peppers:
All-natural spicy foods help your blood flow by reducing hypertension and inflammation.
Here are some more foods that can help you achieve better blood flow:
This type of fat increases blood flow. You can find it in salmon, tuna, avocados, and olive oil.
This vitamin helps signals in your nervous system move quicker, including signals from your brain to your penis. It’s found in pork, peanuts, and kidney beans.
High in other B vitamins, eggs help balance hormone levels. This can decrease stress that often inhibits an erection.
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